Art plus yoga isn't a stretch
Chic art gallery owner Nancy Whitenack isn't afraid to do a little "down dog" to liven things up. "Galleries can get a tad stuffy sometimes," says Whitenack, who owns the Conduit Gallery in the Oak Lawn Design District. "With summer here, we wanted to loosen things up and have a little fun," she says. Whitenack originally joked about trotting out wading pools and margarita machines but finally settled on Summer Becomes Eclectic, a new series of Friday-night happenings at Conduit that kicks off this week with, of all things, yoga. We've secretly fantasized about doing a lot of things in an art gallery, but yoga is a stretch even for our twisted minds. Good thing Whitenack is bringing in the big guns: yoga instructors Chinook and Barb Totzke. This pliable power couple, who normally lead "underground yoga" classes at the South Side on Lamar building, will bring their distinctive style of Yoga Flow to the gallery. Oh, and what's that flow thing all about? Don't panic, it's plain old yoga, but with a stronger emphasis on movement and breath connection. Bring your own mat and your checkbook--you may see something for your walls while posing here. Yoga Flow with Chinook and Barb Totzke is at Conduit Gallery, 1626 C Hi Line Drive at Decorative Center Dallas, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Space is limited. Call 214-939-0064 or visit www.conduitgallery.com. --Christopher Wynn
With the Flow
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